Greetings and Welcome to my stop on the Wild Rose Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop! The link to the other blogs on the hop is at the bottom of this post. Hop your way through the list for prizes, great ideas for surviving summer, and fantastic books by Wild Rose authors.
Here at Sorchia’s Universe, you’ll find a conglomeration of the Scottish, the weird, and the Single-malt Scotch-ish.
First–A Shameless plug!
Coming this Fall from Sorchia DuBois and The Wild Rose Press–Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Stay tuned to this blog for info on release date, cover reveal, giveaways!
Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones
Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.
Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.
Not by a long shot.
Now for my Summer Treat!
My summer treat is eerily similar to my winter treat–Laphroaig single-malt Scotch whisky. If you are a Scotch drinker, you know about the water versus no water debate which transmutes to the ice versus no ice controversy. Supposedly, a little water “opens” the flavors. My opinion is that there is no use ruining two good things. In the summer, however, a little cool down in any form is appreciated. Two ways to do this.
1.Put your Scotch in the refrigerator. The problem with this is that unless you put a combination lock on your refrigerator, your Scotch is right there where anyone can grab it. And they will grab it. Nothing worse than a late night trek to the fridge for a little stabilizer to find your refrigerator contains only an empty bottle and despair.
2. Whisky Stones. You put them in the freezer and add them to your scotch to chill it down. They are made of soapstone–non-porous yet will not scratch your whisky glass–and they keep your whisky cold without watering it down. Genius!! you can rinse them off with water and return them to the freezer to recharge. Probably a good idea to have two batches to avoid the trauma of warm Scotch.
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9 thoughts on “Sorchia’s Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop”
I always loved the title–sounds like such a fun book, Sorchia. I’m not much of a scotch drinker–but that doesn’t include single malt! No water. M. S.
I love Laphroaig! It’s my dad’s favorite. He taught us – us being my twin sisters and me – to drink whiskey from a young age. As soon as we hit the club scene, he said we must only drink whiskey. White spirits could be doctored. He also insisted we ate a banana on toast before we left for the night. ‘Line your stomaches girls!’ Go dad! xx
I’ve never been a huge Scotch drinker, although I do like it. Might have to give it another try! Best of luck with the new release!
My son gave whiskey stones to my husband for Christmas last year. Such a “cool” thing, pun intended 🙂
Fun post – thanks for sharing about your upcoming book! I’ll have to look for it!
Never heard of whiskey stones.Great idea to cool of your whiskey though.
I may have to try this, Sorchia! Interesting. I love Laphroaig and another…Edradour. This single malt is from the smallest distillery in Scotland. Excellent!
I have to say the whiskey stones sound like a great idea, although I’m not really a whiskey person (More of a Welsh Mead fanatic! 🙂 ) Zoraida Grey sounds really intriguing, wishing you the best of luck with it and many sales.
Whiskey stones? Wow. I never heard of them. Thanks for a wonderful hint. “Zoraida Grey” sounds intriguing. How did you come up with that particular name?
THANKS A MILLION!